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4 morning >> welcome back. the time is 4:09. president obama delivered his state of the union address to both houses of congress and millions of americans watched from home. >> the stakes were high in this much-anticipated speech. in early schmidt reports. >> in his fourth state of the union address he laid out the plans for his second term in office. >> the focus of tonight's speech how he plans to improve the economy and find work for the nation's 12.3 million unemployed americans. >> economic growth requires a balanced approach. with spending cuts and revenue. with everyone doing their fair share. >> warmly received by democrats and mostly dismissed by republicans. the president will need the help of both parties to achieve his goals. >> that replaces reckless cuts with smart savings and wise investments. >> 34,000 troops to be withdrawn from afghanistan by this time next year. >> each of these proposals deserves a vote in congress. >> on gun control he made it clear he wants action. >> the families into sun and the cow was of a community's ripped open by gun violence they
the american people. >> reporter: the drone program puts president obama in an awkward position as a senator and presidential candidate, he criticized the bush administration anti-terrorism policy of enhanced interrogation or torture of suspects. >> this administration acts like violating civil libertyies is the way to enhance our security. it is not. there are no shortcuts to protecting america. >> reporter: now the obama administration is also under fire for what critics believe is acting outside the law. >> we have a president who is doing something that even president bush didn't do which is to order the killing of a united states citizen without clear evidence of an immediate attack. >> reporter: a lot of pressure from democrats as well as republicans to release these documents and today's release seems time to avoid embarrassment for brennan's nomination nomination. his hearing begins shortly before noon. in written responses to senate questions he says the administration is constantly refining the standards from the drone strikes. norah, charlie? >> bill plante
man dead and four others injured. >> president obama delivers his state of the union address lasttonight. >> it is confirmed no. 3 at set off a nuclear weapon, we will have details later on. >> we start off with some clouds out there and locally dense fog for the north bay valleys. sunny skies and cooler air along the coastline. full details of your extended forecast coming up and my next report. >> the good news about this commute is it is boring. we are not tracking any hot spots or major delays. your quick commute back from the bay bridge toll plaza is a 14 to 16 minutes drive time. traffic is getting heavier in the east bay, moderate to heavy conditions. still light for the south bay and highway 1 01 the peninsula and marin county is problem free. >> 7:01 a.m. and one man is dead and four others are wounded after a shooting at 8:30 p.m. last night. >> investigators are looking to see of the victims were targeted. to the victims were found inside the rise. so far no one has been arrested in this case. police would give us an update later on this morning. >> we have another
ktvu channel 2 news. >>> this morning president obama is traveling to a factory in ashville, north carolina to rally support for the economic proposals he unvailed in his state of the union address. coming up at 5:15 the one area where president obama says country needs invest immediately to put people back to work. >>> let's check in with sal. two very serious crashes. sal, where are they? >> first one is southbound 101 dave and pam. southbound 101 near caesar chavez. i want to put it on the maps for you. southbound 101 traffic is going to be busy as you leave san francisco. i have been looking at my san francisco camera it's so early we don't have a big backup on 101. it's one of the things if there is any good news at all coming from this it's not happening later in the commute. i want to move the maps over to 680. same thing there. an accident blocking three lanes but since it is early, we don't have have a big backup yet and they are working hard to clear this crash. southbound on 680. let's go to live pictures. bay bridge toll plaza is still light. westbound coming into the c
arguments next month. last week, president obama told abc7 use congress exclusively that supporting gay marriage is the right thing to do. >> i can tell you obviously my personal view which is that same-sex couples should be treated like everyone else. >> 75 influential republicans have add their names to the list including former utah governor hunts man and former new jersey governor whitman, and two former governors of massachusetts, weld and swift. opinions on this issue are changing rapidly but there is still a great divide in the republican party about gay rights. a recent poll shows the majority of americans support gay marriage up from a third from 2003. >> thank you. five elderly people were rescued from an assisted living home after a stove top fire broke out at 8:00 last night near treat boulevard and firefighters say any knocked it down before the flames crawled up the vent and into the the at tic. the residents will be moved to other care homes. new details in the search for a vandal targeting shops at walnut creek broadway plaza. police released this surveillance video show
headlines and with president obama is doing. and monitoring the situation at s f o. in terms of travel to the northeast and the blizzard conditions we will be right back. . >> san francisco mayor ed lee and democratic state leaders have introduced a set of bills aimed at gun control. the bills propose closing loopholes in existing gun laws. also, banning the distribution of firearms and ammunition from dangerous people, and strengthening education about safe gun ownership. another bill would require guns to be properly locked present. the move follows president obama's call on congress to pass measures to reduce gun violence including conducting universal background checks. senators seek deal on gun- a small, bipartisan group of senators is quietly trying to reach a compromise on expanding the requirement for background checks to purchases. a deal could give political momentum to one of the key elements of president barack obama's the private talks involve liberal sen. chuck schumer of new york, who is the no. 3 senate democratic leader, and west virginia sen. joe manchin, a national r
as the defense secretary with a filibuster. they insisted the obama administration must first answer more questions about its handling of the terrorist attack on the u.s. embassy in bidding gauzy, libya last september. though gold to move forward with hagels nomination fell just short of the needed 60 votes to break the filibuster and head to an actual vote. president obama use of the social media cycled a google plus hang out " to express his frustrations. >> the federal aviation administration is looking for sites to test flight drones. they plan to create six a drone of test sites or around the country. the goal is to allow widespread use of on unmanned aircraft by 2015, but the faa is well behind on that deadline. not everyone is in favor of increasing the number of phones in the sky. privacy advocates worry that widespread road use will lead to a cold surveillance society " in which the public is constantly being monitored. >> we will soon know more about what happened and sealed hearings concerning the chandra levy murder case. she was the washington intern who gained national atten
secretary leon panetta revealed president obama was the one who blocked the plan to arm rebel fighters in syria. the plan was directed by david petraeus and backed by pentagon leaders and secretary of state hillary clinton. the white house had doubts which rebels could be trusted with the arms. those details came to light during a senate hearing on libya and republicans had some tough questions for panetta, who revealed he and president obama spoke once during the eight-hour benghazi attack that left four americans dead and explained why the pentagon didn't send any war planes. >> reporter: the reason planes were not launched the attack came in two waves in two different locations and after the first wave ended after about an hour and a half they all thought it was over plus he said there wasn't enough actionable intelligence on the ground to act. >> you can't just willy-nilly send f-16s there and blow the hell out of a place without knowing what's taking place. >> reporter: under questioning by republicans secretary panetta and the joint chiefs of staff martin dem
of the storm, a dumped four to 5 in. of snow an hour. >> president obama declared a state of emergency in connecticut yesterday. the emergence of a declaration will provide federal aid to the state and local response efforts. >> connecticut's governor is lifted a travel ban on state roads and has urged residents to stay off of them if possible. >> meanwhile in new york snow plows were busy along the long island expressway. expressway was closed in both directions yesterday until 5:00 as crews continued to dig. a hundredth of course that stuck on expressway during the height of the blizzard on friday. >> new york gov. andrew cuomo said in a neighboring states were hit worst by the blizzard. he is deploying utility workers and snowplows to help new england bounceback from the snow storm. >> in southern california watch in the latest for the man cut for christopherc d dorner , the former laws angeles police officer suspect in three killings was the subject of a manhunt in southern california. >> swat teams are looking through the snow-covered mountains in big bear were the 33 year-old fug
they support president obama's economic plan, the one he laid out in his state of the union address. as kyla campbell reports from our washington, d.c. newsroom, they believe sustainable jobs could be on the way. kyla? >> reporter: california congressman eric smallwell says president obama's ideas are solid. president obama says there are areas that require investment to grow the economy. they include manufacturing and infrastructure. the president believes those sectors could lead to long-term johns nationwide. he also believes it's time to invest more in clean energy which he says could reduce our country's reliance on foreign oil, cut costs and sustain jobs. >> i saw those investments being in clean energy where we can create new clean energy made in american jobs but also in ways we can prepare our children and those going to college for the jobs that will be available for tomorrow. >> reporter: now, some republicans wonder if this type of plan will call for a stimulus. that's something they've rejected and said does not work. while bay area lawmakers say this is the only way to grow the
michelle obama was among the people for their to pay respects. >> hadiya was gunned down in january just days after performing a presidential inauguration. >> police saidaken someone in te group pelton was standing with as a member of a rival gang. >> president obama is preparing to give the first step of the union address of the second term tomorrow. athena jones has a preview of what we can expect. >> the moment where he gets and on into erupted on challenged opportunity to talk to the country and define his agenda and what he thinks the debate in washington should be that is one of the most important powers the president has. >> president obama dave democrats a preview of what he would say. >> i will be talking about making sure we are focused on job creation here in the united states of america. it means we are focused on education and that every young person is equipped with the skills they need to compete peak in the 21st century. >> the white house says the speech will serve as a book in the to the inaugural address. >> we could see new policy that deal with issues like clean ener
president bill clinton. mister clinton is serving as a representative for president obama at the funeral. the israeli consul general and new york mayor michael bloomberg are also set to speak at today's service. new york police department helicopters are expected to fly over the synagogue in honor of koch. the former mayor died friday of congestive heart failure at age 88. president obama says the boy scouts of america should allow gay members. he also said women should be allowed in military combat roles. the president's comments in an interview on c-b-s before the super bowl come ahead of a meeting of the boy scouts' national executive board this week. a proposal to open up the scouts' membership to gays is expected to be discussed and possibly voted on at the gathering in texas. the white house said in a statement last august that president obama opposed the gay ban. a developing story this morning. at least eight, possibly 10 people are dead following a highway collision involving a tour bus in southern california. this is new video into kron four. the bus driver reported having brak
already took votes and blame democrats in the senate and president obama. >> what the president failed to mention was the sequester was his idea proposed by his administration during the debt- limit negotiations in 2011. >> reporter: meanwhile, democrats say republicans want too many spending cuts in their long-term budget plan. no matter who is to blame, the department of homeland security says they could be in trouble. we could see problems with border patrol and security for starters. live in washington, kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> 7:16. california senator dianne feinstein trying to win support for her assault weapons band by circulating a list of guns that would be exempt. senator feinstein says the purpose of the exempted guns list is to make clear that this would not affect hunting and sporting weapons. her bill would ban 167 specific firearms designed for military and law enforcement use. it would also ban ammunition magazines that hold more than 10 rounds. >>> a family in illinois is in shock. their teenagedder -- daughter was -- teenaged daughter was gunned down fo
on the peninsula. >> president obama is pushing congress for the federal spending cuts the will take effect on friday. >> kron fours will tran is live at sfo to talk about what the concern would be. >> a concern would be by the way good morning. that they would force these workers as well as air traffic control to have furlough days because $85 billion will be off the table. >> many government programs are choosing air travel because of the summer season. that means there could be longer lines at the security checkpoint because there are fewer workers. air traffic control could be impacted the reason why fewer air-traffic controllers will be available that means planes cannot land and take off quickly. >> staggered, much longer time for flights. that means you could spend longer times at the gate. >> we got a chance to talk to travelers this morning. many, so far believe the frustration is a good idea. >> i think that they are drawing attention to the issues that people care about so they do not support the cuts. there are cuts that need to be made. they are making the wrong cuts are promot
that coming up. >> president obama today is campaigning for gun reform laws outside of washington. he will meet with law enforcement experts about reducing gun violence. the president will pitch the ban to install universal background checks. key members of the administration are focusing on immigration reform today. homeland security secretary napolitano, will talk with police around the country about securing the borders. >> today could be the day that boy scouts ends a ban on bays. they will replace the ban with a policy to individual troop sponsors determining their own policy at the local level. on sunday, president obama praised the boy scouts as a great institution. he serves as honorary president of the organization and hopes leaders will vote to make it more inclusive. >> in london tourists witnessed chaos during the changing of the guard outside the buckingham palace when a man brandished two knives. police moved in and took him down with a taser. tourists captured this on cameras and phones and posted them on youtube. >> they tazed him in a couple of seconds. >> police say
and eric? >> president obama is preparing the state of the union address which he will deliver to a joint session of congress tomorrow night and raising several key issues in the second term including jobs, the federal budget, gun control, immigration, and climate change. the white house says the president will be focusing on social media to outline the proposals with 100 people invited to participate in an online panel when he wrapped up. florida senator rub eye will give the republican response to the president's address, and you can watch the state of the union address live here on abc7 and at abc7news.com tomorrow going at 6:00 p.m. >> did you fill up your tank over the weekend? coming up, the sticker shock felt by the bay area drivers. >> the number one dog show is underway this morning and we will look at the unusual k ♪ ♪ if loving you is wrong ♪ i don't wanna be right [ record scratch ] what?! it's not bad for you. it just tastes that way. [ female announcer ] honey nut cheerios cereal -- heart-healthy, whole grain oats. you can't go wrong loving it. bee happy. bee healthy.
for choke off hagel as defense secretary has been delayed and president obama is not happy about it. >> hagel is a former republican senator and a decorated vietnam veteran. a vote to end a gop filibuster fell two votes short. >> republicans are holding up the confirmation, demanding information on how the obama administration have the attack on u.s. diplomatic mission in libya. >> democrats call the hold of tragic. another voted expected later this month. >> the pentagon is creating a new metal that can be awarded to troops to have a direct impact on combat operations, but had never set foot in a combat zone. >> it is called the distinguished warfare metal. current defense secretary leon panetta gave his approval earlier this week. >> the head of the nra is firing back at president obama. >> criticizing comments he made during the state of the union address. >> he was talking to-build audience and says the president did not talk about keeping children safe at school. >> are hearing that he is more interested in taking away the rights of americans. >> the president use the state of
to world leaders, particularly assuring israeli and palestinian leaders the obama administration will continue to pursue a middle east peace agreement while recognizing the individual concerns of both sides. john kerry was sworn in on friday the same day that hillary clinton stepped down as secretary of state so she could pursue other interests and the obama administration's second term she will be a private citizen. >> president obama is campaigning to gun reform laws outside of washington, dc. he will meet with law enforcement in minneapolis about reducing gun violence. the president will pitch the plan to ban assault weapons and install universal background checks. key members of the administration are focusing on immigration reform today. homeland security secretary napolitano will talk about streamlining citizenship process. >> today the boy scouts could end a ban on gays. the scout leaders are meeting in texas to discuss replacing the ban with a policy to let individual troops determine their own policy locally. on sunday, president obama praised the boy scouts as a great i
practice cammer -- kaepernicking for next season. >> what hispanics are saying about obama's immigration reform. sir i'm gonna have to ask you to power down your little word game. i think your friends will understand. oh no, it's actually my geico app...see? ...i just uh paid my bill. did you really? from the plane? yeah, i can manage my policy, get roadside assistance, pretty much access geico 24/7. sounds a little too good to be true sir. i'll believe that when pigs fly. ok, did she seriously just say that? geico. just click away with our free mobile app. >> we are back on this tuesday starting off rather mild. our coolest temperature is 41 in antioch. we have 50 in oakland and everyone else is the mid-to-upper 40's. enjoy the mild temperatures. remember the stubborn cloud cover yesterday? more so today with temperatures in the mid-to-upper 50's. moving forward we have more sunshine but temperatures are the same tomorrow with light showers possible from the thursday commute and the chance lingers on friday but a small chance and just more about the cooler conditions on friday than the
recovering. >>> time is 5:05. later today president obama will lead the farewell ceremonies for outgoing defense secretary lee crop panetta -- for leon panetta. his nominee for cia director john bener faced pretty tough questioning. coming up what brenham had to say about the cia use of water boarding. >>> 5:05 is the time right now. the roads are a bit wet. you need to take your time. >> yeah. when i was driving in i had to use the windshield wipers. steve will let you know more about that. i will let you know there have been a couple solo spinouts as people may have been driving too fast for the conditions. this is a look at 80 westbound. there are no major problems here as you continue down to the maze and that area. also the morning commute looks pretty good if you are driving on 80 westbound. it's a nice looking drive to the bay bridge toll plaza and beyond into san francisco. and the morning drive on the nimitz freeway looks good from hayward to fremont. not a bad drive at all. you see 13 minutes later on in the morning i think it will be a lot more than that. this might be your op
. per hour. president obama declared a state of emergency in conn yesterday. the emergency declaration will provide federal aid to the state and local response efforts. the naked governor as live to the travel ban on state roads as urged residents to stay off them if possible. snow plows were busy along the york islandnew york long isd expressway clearing the way for the morning's commute. under the express was closed in both directions yesterday until 5:00 as crews continued to dig. under the cars as that on the expressway during the height of the blizzard on friday. your governor andrew, said neighboring states were hit worst by the blizzard. he is applying utility workers and snow plows out new england belts back of the storm. >> people flying in and out of as of all will be glad to hear that things are getting back to normal after the massive snowstorm cause cancellations and delays. the storm had little impact on operations as a fall yesterday, only a couple of flights canceled because of the storm's impact. so far this morning and no delays at as a vote are being reported. >> aut
for credit is lower. watch if talk of job creation when president obama makes the state of the nation speech tomorrow night. the president is expected to proposal spending on infrastructure and education in an effort to boost employment. there is a new mountain dew breakfast drink 5 percent juice, and has vitamins b and c and jolt of caffeine. if you hope to find hint of a future romance, you are out of luck, the largest fortune cookie maker has removed romantic emergencies after parents complained. >> did you enjoy the weekend? >> it was nice. it was. got out and did chores. never ending husband chores. >> excellence. now, over to mike. great week to be outside, make paint the house or work on the roof or dry weather for an extended period is what we have. it stretches across the state as you are headed to soak out the wet wet and it will be good, san diego and palm springs 64 in los angeles and in the central valley, low-to-mid 60's and 39 in tahoe and 44 in yosemite. >> we have a live look at the east shore freeway as you make your way from richmond beyond university avenue everything is
that the obama administration must first get some more questions about its handling of the terrorist attack on the u.s. embassy in benghazi, libya last september. the vote to move forward with hage;s nomination fell just short of the needed 60 votes to break a filibuster and head to an actual vote. president obama use the social media site google + hangout to express his frustration. >> >> senate majority whip burkdick durbim office says the senate will take up another vote to move forward on hagel confirmation on tuesday, february 26th. senator john mccain says expect him to be confirmed. >> the federal aviation minister is and is looking for sites to test fly drones. the plan to create six drone test sites around the country. the goal is to allow widespread use of unmanned aircraft by 2015, but the faa is well behind on that deadline. not everyone is in favor of increasing the number of drones in the sky. privacy advocates worry that the widespread drone usually to subsurveillance society in which the public is constantly monitored. >> we will soon know more about what happened in a seale
president obama gives his fourth state of the union speech, and he lays out his plans for his second term in office. kpix reporter tells us he wants to increase the federal management to -- or the -- the federal minimum wage to $9 an hour. that'll bring a lot more troops home from afghanistan and wants to put more limits on guns. >> there's a speaker. >> in his first state of the union address of his second term the president focussed on the middle klass and millions of americans still looking for work and challenged congress to cut out the partisanship and help them. >> the american people have worked too hard for too long rebuilding from one crisis to see their elected officials cause another. >> the president emphasized his economic recovery program will not add toth deficit and he also outlined his plan to bring 34,000 troops home from afghanistan by this time next year. that's half the u.s. force there. >> and by the end of next year, our war in afghanistan will be over. >> gun laws were also a theme of the night. the president introduced victims of gun violence who joined the first
, if congress and president obama do not agree. >> a 10-year old massachusetts boy found out the hard way that 9-1-1 really is only for emergencies. this began when the 4th grade did not want to go to bid. >> he got mad and he is like, you are mean, i will call the cops and i said, go ahead. call the cops. >> he did take her up but he hung up but the dispatch sent an officer to thous and he tried to hide, and the mom let the police in and they discovered him and they had a talk. he was too embarrassed but mom, says, yeses he learned his lesson. >> way to roar, tiger mom! he deserved that. >> sure there was a fee there and probably cost a bit. >> out of his savings. >> out of the his allowance. >> now the forecast. mike? >> we will look at the eastern third of the country to start if you are headed that way, the thunder snow and thunder vote hit the mid-southwest is in the upper midwest with delays in baltimore and chicago. at home, all is clear but we have a chance of light rain as we head in the afternoon hours and we will see increasing clouds around tahoe but dry at 79 and snow tonight and to
percent approve. this comes as the obama administration face as deadline today on whether to weigh in on the proposition 8 case before the supreme court which will hear arguments next month in an interview you saw only on abc7 the president told dan ashley he wants to make sure his administration doesn't interject too far into the case but the president did add that the couples should have the right to marry. we report that lawyers for the white house will show sympathy of gay rights but stop short of saying states can never ban gay marriage. >> day until massive federal budget cuts kick in across the board in washington, dc, and we learn how california will feel the impact if a deal is not reached. there would be an impact. >> there would, kristen. president obama is saying people will not feel the impact right away but we are talking $85 billion some of which is earmarked for california. the white house says 64,000 civilian defense workers could be furloughed and an economist in los angeles says 175,000 nondefense jobs could be at risk schools in california could lose billions in
are assigned to the patriot missile. >>> in a 16-page u.s. justice department report attorneys for the obama administration write it would be lawful to kill a u.s. citizen if a lie-level government official decides the target is a member of al qaeda who also poses a threat to the u.s. it's the most detailed analysis yet to be made public regarding the obama legal team's views about the lawfulness of killing an american citizen without a trial. >>> a new report claims more than 50 nations were involved in torturing terrorism suspects in the years following the 911 attacks. that report was released today by the open society justice initiative. it's a human rights organization. the report says 54 nations hosted cia locations where prisoners faced harsh interrogation methods, including torture. those nations, according to the report, included egypt, libya and syria. >>> well, a bill to improve securities at american embassies overseas has passed the senate. it's now headed to the house. the measure comes after embassy chris stevens -- ambassador chris stevens and three other citizens in killed i
jackie spear of san mateo echoed president obama's state of the union call for a vote in congress. she feels confident a vote. at least on background checks. could pass. we are going to have to rise up organically in communities across this country, telling the congress of the united states that we demand a vote. >> i'm very optimistic that we are going to have a vote on the gun issues. i think there is growing recognition in the republican party, people on both sides of the aisle, their constituents, ninety per cent of the constituents that live in their communities want to have a universal background check. >> congresswoman spear cited the success of recent gun buyback programs as evidence of the increasing public demand that something be done about gun violence. and on the other side of the issue. a motorcycle shop in florida is hoping the lure of a free handgun is enough to get customers to buy a new chopper. but as ashley jeffery shows us, it isn't just sales that are driving this promotion. >> harley davidson, cowboy sasaki:softie. >> power sports. >> now, when you get this you g
in an instant. at&t. ♪ >> the time is a 20 5:00 a.m.. president obama is nominee for cia director, john brennan, face a tough questions in his confirmation hearing. protesters actually interrupted the hearing at one. perry ed brennan said the obama administration has never killed terror suspects when officials had the opportunity to capture them instead. he spoke about the administration's future use of drones. >> president obama released the administration's classified legal justification for the drone a policy to the senate. intelligence committee before brennan's hearing. >> a new poll out this morning shows new jersey governor chris christie's approval rating is slowing. it is now 73 percent. the majority of independents and democrats surveyed also approved of the job kristi is doing. while approval ratings of his hand a list of super storm sandy are high, the poll found voters were split on his handling of the economy. that is the issue most voters are concerned are right now. >> boeing is planning to start test flights soon of its 787 dream liner. the company says that this will shoallowe
: president obama wants to put an expired assault weapons ban back in place. but the nra and gun owners say no way, they support enforcing laws that are already in place and new efforts to keep the mentally ill from getting guns. vice president joe biden is meeting with lawmakers and police with the philadelphia -- from the philadelphia area next hour. the white house is trying to rally police report for new gun laws. proposals include bans. >> i think there's gonna be a lot of hearings but probably more in the mental health area, potentially in some of the background check area but anything that hints towards some sort of national registry won't make it. >> how this gun control debate is expected to play a role in tomorrow night's state of the union address when i see you next. kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> 7:17. video game violence is becoming a double-edged sword for marin county where game production pulls in big money. marin is home to several gaming companies and studios. the county open hopes the industry -- hopes the industry will stir growth. at the same time, individuals
lady michelle obama's official portrait. that is next. >> california said yes to governor brown's tax hike initiative and now the impact it has on his popularity across the state. >> live picture from outside, walnut creek with traffic moving fine. it looks clear and dry. days of g to give a breast cancer survivor a lifetime-- that's definitely a fair trade. it was such a beautiful experience. (jessica lee) ♪ and it's beautiful (woman) why walk 60 miles in the boldest breast cancer event in history? because your efforts help komen serve millions of women and men facing breast cancer every year. visit the3day.org to register or to request more information today. it was 3 days of pure joy. ♪ and it's beautiful >> we are back at 6:10 on this thursday, with a beautiful picture from our roof cameras you can see a few clouds but it is a dry start. the clouds and the winds are a reason why we are warmer this morning but we will top out pretty much the same as yesterday upper 50's to low 60's and mid-to-upper 50's along the coast where it will be breezy and some of the breezes will filter
interview with president obama and he is asked about proposition eight and whether the administration. ask the supreme court to overturn california's ban on same-sex marriage. >> but, first, are the oakland a's leaving the east bay? we will tell you what major league baseball has done that could pave the way for potential >> live from the kgo-tv broadcast center this is abc7 news. >> what a beautiful morning, at 5:29. thanks for joining us. >> you going to stop there? >> i left it for you. >> what a beautiful day. 5:29. is the weather cooperating? >> it is. nice this morning as far as getting around with not having to worry about what street to want out for or breezes if the lower elevations. they are there in the higher elevations but not the lower elevations. you can see how dry it is on live doppler 7 hd. from mount tamalpais, it is bouncing around at 2,600' and the temperature at san jose is 40 and oakland and 37 in petaluma and livermore is 39. headed into the afternoon hours more cloud cover than yesterday, temperatures hang on in the mid-50's at the coast and near 60 for the rest of
. last week, president obama told abc7 news anchor dan ashley supporting gay marriage is the right thing to do. >> i can tell you obviously my personally view which is i think that same-sex couples should have the same rights and be treated like everyone else. >> 75 influential lens have add their names to the list including former utah governor huntsman, and two former governors of massachusetts including william weld and jane swift. the ground swell on the issue is changing rapiddedly but there is great divide in the republican party for legalizing gay marriage. >> thank you. developing news in walnut creek now where s residents of an assisted living home are in other facilities this morning because of a fire. five people had to be rescued after a fire broke out at a home last night. firefighters say they knocked the fire down before the flamed could crawl up a vent and into the at tick. there were two caretakers at home when it happened. one residents has minor smoke inwhat laying. >> the coast guard is resuming an aerial search for a missing family off the coast. boats searched for a
. president's day holiday and president obama is on vacation in florida where he plays the first round of golf with tiger woods. the white house press corps was not allowed to photograph the match at the exclusive yacht and golf club in palm city. the president is a weekend golfer. tiger woods won the first victory last month. they teamed up with resort owner and the president is playing golf, the first lady and their daughters were skiing in colorado. >> the obama administration had a plan for immigration and who is coming out against it. >> a police chase leads to a deadly >> live from the kgo-tv broadcast center this is abc7 news. >> and now, 5:30 on monday morning. thank you for joining us. >> i am kristen sze. can you tell it is a holiday? we will check with mike nicco to find out how the holiday forecast went. >> someone is going skiing this week. and is excited about the snow on way but not today. live doppler 7 hd shows we have you covered to the north, to the south, and right now it is dry everywhere. we will talk about temperatures. the embarcardero this morning, you can see the flag
you, liz. at 5:08 now, president obama begins his post-state of the union mini tour as he brings his message to north carolina. he will be promoting plans he laid out last night in his state of the union address and as susan mcginnis reports, the key issues are the economy and gun control. >>> reporter: president obama used the first state of the union address of his second term to send a message to laws, get to work. >> the american people don't expect government to solve every problem. but they do expect us to put the nation's interests before parties. >> reporter: the hour long speeched focused mainly on domestic and economic issues and on the need for a divided congress to compromise. he said, political brinksmanship, threats of government shutdown and unilateral spending cuts hurt the country. >> let's agree right here right now to keep the people's government open and pay our bills on time and always uphold the full faith and credit of the united states of america. >> reporter: the president drew strong applause when he announced that 34
's no secret... it's slimful. eating less is a beautiful thing. >> pam: coming up at 5-30. president obama hits the road to talk gun control. even doing a little shooting himself -- we'll s navy seal, gunned down at texas shooting range. the man behind bars. and a u-s senator defends a tweet, calling one world leader a monkey. that more -- next at 5-30. (male announcer) this is the bay area news station, kron 4 news starts now. >> gun control.back in the spotlight today. president obama hit the road.trying to sell his plan to reduce gun violence in america. grant lodes is follwing this story, and tell us how the president is pushing his >> reporter: it almost seemed like mister obama was back on the campaign trail today. he flew to minneapolis.meeting with his administration released this picture.hoping to prove that the presidnet does infact enjoy skeet shooting at camp david. pushing for military type- assault weapons ban. but background checks is the area where there's more consencus. >> we do not have to agree on everything to agree that there is time to do something. (cheers & applause) th
to all be aware there is nowhere to go. >> president obama is showing this state of emergency. >> our biggest problem is looking down the city of the alley. with 40 in. reported in hamden. travel is slowly coming back to light and power is being restored. the governor of rhode island is crediting the cooperation of residents and the early prepared this. >> a great team effort and to think everybody. so many rhode islanders especiallwy eith the driving ban. /+ >> of many people are in join this 2 ft. with wintertime activity like sliding into august. with the clear weather today to get outside. this large group in stamford, conn. with a snowfall afight and boston common. >> i said i'm going to get ready for tomorrow. kron4's maureen kelly went to s-f-o where she talked to back east, about the conditions created by the massive storm. >> i was in the blizzard yes, it snowed 12 inches. >> reporter: here's a picture of emily allen took of her dog.and her kids enjoying the piles of snow that accumulated in just 8 hours. ironically she and her family are heading to a ski vacation in tahoe. p
obama is pressing congress to avert automatic budget cuts due to take affect in less than two weeks. the president will make his appeal during a white house yvette this morning. he will be joined by emergency responders, a group of workers the white house says could be affected if state and local governments lose their federal money as a result of the cuts. the $85 billion in across-the-board cuts is known as the sequester. the white house wants to offset the sequester with a combination of targeted spending cuts and tax revenue. >> mass cane will be the giants' opening day starter april 1st against the dodgers in los angeles. it will be cannes for scorer opening day start. last season king was the team's best charter going 16 in 5 with a 2.79 e r a, pitching the franchise's first perfect game and starting the all-star game. manager bruce bochy would not reveal the order of the rest of the rotation. >> we continue to watch a gas prices this morning. the national average continues to rise, we are looking at $3.78 for a regular gallon of gas as the national price this morning. the sta
of two of president obama's appointees. senator lindsey graham says he may put a hold on the nominations of john brennan for cia drug and chuck hagel for defense secretary to force the white house to answer questions about last year's attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. >> i wanted to know what our president did, what did he do as commander-in-chief? did he ever pick up the phone and call anybody? i think this is stuff the country needs to know. >> republicans have accused the administration of misleading the public about the attack. a spokesman for the white house national security council says senators should not play politics with crucial nominations. >>> president obama's state of the union address is expected to focus on the economy. he is set to address job creation and wage growth tomorrow night. the president says he will also discuss upcoming budget fights including the march 1 deadline for automatic defense and domestic cuts known as the sequester. you can watch the state of the union tomorrow night at 6:00 right here
ahead of president barack obamas visit. more than a dozen tourist died at their hot air balloon crashed in egypt today. >> authorities said the loan crash into a field about 320 mi. south of cairo. the casualties included french, british and other nationals. it is one of the worst crashes involving tours in the country already struggling with the decline tourism industry following the uprising that ousted former leader hosni mubarak. >> we have clear skies in san francisco as you can see from our roof camera on van ness ave. i'm ovm er the hill. my body doesn't work the way it used to. pastpa my prime? i'm a victim of a slowing metabolism? i doi n't think so. new grw eat grains protein blend. proteiotn from natural ingredients like skeeeds and nuts. it hitelps support a healthy metabolism. new greagrt grains protein blend. >> welcome back to the kron 4 morning news. the time is 715. we are tracking hot spots on the nimitz freeway 880 southbound the ride is starting to back up. the drive time is 43 minutes. the slow traffic reaches back to highway 92. the riding to the san mateo bridge a
from the kron 4 news station, this is the kron 4 news. >> pam: at 5:30 president barack obama is just 24 hours away from delivering his first state of the union address of his second term. and some controversial. and some not so controversial topics will be his focus. kron 4's dan kerman is here to details what the president will talk about. dan ? >> reporter: it used to be that it was not such a big deal however, the economy is going to be focused for his speech and also debt reduction. with spending cuts and increase revenue. look for spending cuts, and job growth and economy. >> i'm going to be talking about making sure that we are focused on job creation in the united states of america. (cheers & applause) it means that we're focused on education. that every young person is equipped with the skills that we need for the 21st century. >> reporter: the congressional democrats and also other topics on the state of the union our immigration reform. citizenship reformation and also, afghanistan. reducing the number of troops. 60,000, possibly the most controversial topic is of course:co
's attention. this blast got the immediate and sharp response from the white house. president obama says it threatens. u.s. national security. he says the united states will continue to take steps necessary to defend ourselves and our allies. and as matt mentioned a moment ago, the security council at the u.n. meeting at this moment to discuss tightening and increasing sanctions against 2340r9 korea, but all of that is for not unless china steps up and takes some responsibility here and itself imposes tougher restrictions on oil shipments and other supplies to north korea. but, you know, at the same time this is an indication that any hopes that the current 29-year-old north korean leader kim jong ill is different than his father. this nuclear test overnight is an indication that he, like his father, are intent on becoming a nuclear power, savannah. >> jim, i know we recently saw in january some very threatening language coming out of the north korean leadership, so this is something the u.s. is watching very, very closely. jim at the pentagon for us. thank you. now here's matt. >>> sava
there. >> interest in the stand off extended beyond alabama and president obama praised authorities for saving the little boy. >> thank you. a pair of suspected thieves face charges for using information from a contra costa newspaper list to burglarize a home in walnut creek while the owners were vacation similar to an incident involving the "los angeles times" where they took $1 million in valuables while people were on vacation based on a "los angeles times" delivery hold list. police believe an office machine repairman leaked the list and the contra costa times is trying to determine how the information was released. >> i have to get gas and i did not even need to put on a jacket. >> it is milder this morning. mike? >> you bigoted -- you big teddy bear. >> they are right. it is milder because of the cloud cover, from mid-40's to 50 degrees. not much radar return looking at the satellite. that is up in portland and toward seattle. the system will come through quietly but behind it we have sunshine tomorrow and a cooler weather, a little bit cooler but it will be nice to have the s
to the 6' by 8' fell. the hostage taker was killed during the rescue. >> president obama will meet with senate democrats at a retreat in maryland for a discussion of gun criminal and illegal immigration. a poll out this morning shows the president's approval of handling of immigration is at a career high, the latest washington post/abc news poll shows that 49 percent believe he is on the right track while 43 percent disapprove. >> gas prices nation nationwide have jumped 18 percent in a week the biggest type in two years with the average $3.54, and experts blame it on rising oil prices and tension in the middle east. here in california, it is higher, $3.91 a gallon. that is partly because refineries are switching from winter grade to more costly summer grade fuel. >> san francisco usually has the highest gas prices in the state but lock at pump prices in los angeles: yes, a station is actually charged $5 a gallon. >> how do you justify that? >> now, officials in san francisco may now force some homeowners to retrofit their building. a proposal introduced by the board of supervisors
be over but president obama is still on the campaign trail. democratic party officials say the president will hold 14 different fundraising events this year for democrats campaigning for congressional seats. most of the events are held outside of the nation's capitol. democrats are looking ahead to the mid-term elections and the party wants to regain the house majority it lost in 2010. a group of four senators working behind-the-scenes on a bipartisan bill to expand background checks on sales is reportedly making significant progress of the the legislation they are working on requires background checks on private gun purchases made with non-licensed gun dealers. if the group can get a bipartisan propose it could get support from other conservative republicans who right now are opposing president obama's gun control plans. >> on this friday morning, that is the good news, but slick roads are not so good news. >> where are they? >> it rains most everywhere. the wet weather has ended but for the south bay where you were left out of the rain this time yesterday morning. you getting it this m
and have new policies in place to prevent it from happening in the future. >>> president obama second term cabinet continues to take shape. today the president will take part in a farewell ceremony for out going defense secretary leon panetta. as jacqueline fell reports congress is focusing on the next cia director and whether john brennan supports using drones for targeted killings. >> reporter: pam, john brennan says that drone strikes are used only against targets who plan to attack the united states. brennan told senate intelligence committee led by dianne feinstein that drone strikes are never used as retro abuse for an earlier attack against americans. he says americans deserve to learn more about the procedures and practices for drones and targeted killings. republican senators want to know if brennan would rather kill terrorists with a drone or capture them. >> i never believe it's better to kill a terrorist than detain him. we want to detain as many terrorists as possible. >> reporter: another big topic of the day information sharing. senators complain they don't share enough clas
karl in washington thank you for that. >>> meanwhile obama administration's controversial drone program targeting america terrorist suspects could be regulated by court. that possibility has been raised by testimony by john brennan, he defended the strikes saying they're launched only as the last resort. >> closely to intervening in civil war, leon panetta has revealed that he and former secretary of state hillary clinton wanted to arm the rebels trying to topple the syrian president. but the white house said no. >>> an suv through a front window, quick reaction, jumping over the bar. neither he nor the driver were seriously hurt. >>> finally a guy who's literally living on the edge. take a look at this skateboarder, it's a viral video, thanks to a wild and high-speed ride downhill. but, well the skateboarder in question in trouble this morning. police are looking in fact to arrest him because speed cameras set up on that street caught him at 68 miles per hour. >> whoo! >> please don't try that at home. >> thanks, josh. >>> now, to an abc news exclusive this morning. we have the first n
even 70's by friday. >> former vice president dick cheney has some harsh criticisms of president obama. cheney says he thinks the president's choices for key cabinet posts are quote, "second rate". as a result, he thinks national security is at risk. cheney is a wyoming native. he made these remarks last night to members of the president obama nominated chuck hagel as defense secretary. cheney says hagel was picked so a republican could take the blame for any future cuts to defense spending. in afghanistan. marine general joseph dunford i the new man in charge of international forces in afghanistan. he replaces general john allen. who is nominated to lead nato forces in europe. allen was also exonerated in a pentagon investigation of questionable email exchanges with a florida woman. she was linked to the sex scandal that led to the resignation of c-i-a director david petraeus. dunford says the move is not about a change of command, its about continuity. >> a big day for boeing. the company is analyzing results of flight tests on it's 7-8- 7 planes. the test saturday was the first sinc
the test irresponsible and a vie haitian of u.n. security council actions^. >> president obama will give his state of the union address tonight and will push for additional government spending to promote manufacturing, education, clean energy, and infrastructure. he will warn congress to avoid the automatic spending cuts in defense and education taking place march one. you can watch the president's state of the union address live on abc7 and at abc7news.com starting tonight at 6:00. senator rubio of florida will deliver the republican response. >> tunnel in richmond is closed after the discovery of serious structural problems. the main route to point richmond. on friday part of the tunnel ceiling broke away and revealed a space the size of a pickup truck that should have been filled with earth against a concrete wall 2' thick. >> a large air void above the tunnel. it is disturbing because the ceiling of the tunnel really is only 5" thick which is not reenwe forced. >> so the federally funded $750,000 face lit will now be a huge structural repair job costing millions. >> not so simple any
president obama let bipartisan congressional talks take the lead. the administration insists this is only a back up plan. >> we will be prepared with our own plan if the ongoing attacks between republicans and democrats break down. >> some republicans also criticized the draft plan for not addressing border security. >>> venezuelan president hugo chavez returned to his home country. he had been in cuba for cancer surgery and medical treatment. they say chavez will continue his treatment at a military hospital in caracas. the 58-year-old president has not spoken publicly since he left for cuba. >>> it's not clear what led mindy mccready to take her own life at age 37. she was found dead on the front personal knowledge of her house in arkansas. her death -- porch of her house in arkansas. her death comes a month after her boyfriend killed himself on the same porch. her career was sidelined by her personal problems. she had a number one hit in 1996 called guys do it all the time. >>> sponsors are standing by blade runner oscar pistorius. acc
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